W R Lauder Memorial Scholarship in Geology

Updated: 14 days ago
Deadline: 31 Oct 2017


$4000 - Subject to funds available

Tenure of award:

One year.

Closing dates for applications:

31 October 2017
Applications close 31 October (offered in odd numbered years).

Number of awards offered:

One every 2 years (offered in odd numbered years).

History or background of award

This scholarship was established in 2013, via the Victoria University Foundation, through a bequest from Bruce Lauder of Timaru, in memory of his brother, W R (Ross) Lauder, who was a Geology lecturer at Victoria University.

Purpose of award

To support postgraduate students undertaking research in Geology, with a focus on igneous and metamorphic petrology. The funds are to be used to support research-related expenses or fees.

Selection criteria

* One scholarship will be offered biennially (in odd numbered years).
* Applications will be considered from full-time students in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences who are undertaking postgraduate research in any aspect of igneous or metamorphic petrology at either Master's or PhD levels.
* The selection will be made on academic merit and financial need. Some preference may be given to applicants of Māori or Polynesian descent.

How do students apply?

Through the Scholarships Office, attaching a CV with transcripts, a recommendation from their principal supervisor and a 300-word statement of the proposed research.
Application Form

Additional information

The holder of this scholarship may also hold other awards, such as a Master's by Thesis or Victoria Graduate Award.

Decision makers

School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences Research Committee, with ratification by the Research Scholarships Committee at their December meeting.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Via the Scholarships Office, by mid-December.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Victoria University Foundation requires the scholarship recipient to write a letter of thanks to the donor's representative.

Who else has information about this award?

Head of School, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557
E-mail: scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

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